36 Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more,(A) and now you want to take Benjamin.(B) Everything is against me!(C)

37 Then Reuben said to his father, “You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care,(D) and I will bring him back.”(E)

38 But Jacob said, “My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead(F) and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him(G) on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray head down to the grave(H) in sorrow.(I)

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